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2-way traffic on Greenup, Scott?

Open house seeks comment on proposals to increase safety   COVINGTON, Ky. - Technically, the closest NASCAR track is 40 miles south, in Sparta, Ky. But many residents of Covington neighborhoods that border Greenup Street and Scott Boulevard say they only have to look out their front doors to see what amounts to a cutthroat race every rush hour - and a crowded one at that.   The volume ...

Read Ready Covington gaining momentum

Taylor Harris and her daughter, Leah, use the Footsteps2Brilliance early learning app during a recent Read Ready Covington event at City Heights. Partners spreading word for childhood literacy campaign COVINGTON, Ky. - Four months into the Read Ready Covington literacy initiative, nearly 3,000 children and adults have registered for the free apps whose activities are the backbone of the ...

Bill’s in the mail: Trash fees due March 31

COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington has mailed its yearly bills for garbage and recycling collection, with payments due by March 31.   Bills are being sent to all homeowners and residents of rental units with one to four units. Businesses and apartments with more than four units have commercial accounts and contract on their own with Rumpke Waste & Recycling for service.   Residen...

Mardi Gras & more

COVINGTON, Ky. - Don’t genuflect now, but Ash Wednesday is next week. And with the coming days of fasting, ashes, sackcloth, denial, and ritual penance, most people feel obligated to squeeze in the last-second revelry known as Mardi Gras.   (Or at least that’s our assessment.)   Several Covington establishments can help you out in that regard, as well as some non-NOLA doings ...

Federal grant public hearing tonight

Among other things, Covington used funds from this year’s CDBG program to replace the fence around Goebel Pool, shown here. COVINGTON, Ky. - Reminder: The City of Covington is holding a hearing tonight to get the public’s ideas on how it should spend several million dollars from the federal government destined for services, programs and investments in neighborhoods.  The money...

Lewisburg ‘wins’ rights to The RIPPLE Effect

One of the architect’s renderings of the proposed Lewisburg Thorofare Project on Pike Street. City to help implement public-private ‘Thorofare Project’ COVINGTON, Ky. - A vote of the Covington City Commission this week formalized what had been unofficially announced the week before:   The first big splash of The RIPPLE Effect will occur in Lewisburg.   A neighborh...

Award honors ambulance crew’s fast, precise work

Covington Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Boyers, left, and Firefighter/EMT Daniel Zembrodt receive the December “Door to Needle Award” from Amy Graham of the American Heart Association. Firefighter/Paramedic Jonathan Krull also received the award.   COVINGTON, Ky. - (EDITOR’S NOTE: A three-man ambulance crew with the Covington Fire Department received an award this mo...

New law impetus: St. Patrick’s Day revelry

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in the Roebling Point District is one of the Covington restaurants that sought and received permission to sell alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, earlier than 9 a.m. this year.  Change allows alcohol earlier on Sundays, with permission COVINGTON, Ky. - Credit (or blame) one of the world’s most popular saints.   A cyclical and coincidental c...

‘Market gardens’ allow sale of harvest on site

City approves change to boost urban farming   COVINGTON, Ky. - Community groups and budding urban farmers who grow vegetables, herbs, flowers, and other plants in Covington will now be able to sell their harvest on site as well.   The Covington City Commission voted 5-0 tonight to allow so-called community gardens to become “market gardens,” subject to various regul...

Covington touts ‘Opportunity Zones’

New federal incentives hold potential for investors in City   COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is spreading the word about a new incentive available in the city where investors in economic development projects can reap significant federal tax breaks.   Five different census tracts in Covington have been deemed “Opportunity Zones,” enabling investors to take advantage of...
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